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Today, people around the world are responding to the call of Pope Francis and uniting in the cause for peace through fasting and prayer. We do so with the hope that these offerings may place us in solidarity with those who suffer the tragedies of violence and aggression, especially in Syria. We do so in ...read more
Pope Gregory the Great Few popes in the Church’s history have had as great of an influence on the shaping of the Church as Pope Gregory. Born into a wealthy patrician family in Rome around 540, Gregory rose to prominence within the Roman government. Highly regarded by many as a distinguished speaker and writer, he ...read more
Memorial: August 20 Considered the last of the Fathers of the Church, St. Bernard of Clairvaux has been celebrated for centuries as a man of great intellect and greater holiness. As is evident in his prolific writings, Bernard was one for whom the Word of God impregnated every aspect of the human experience. He knew ...read more
  Tonight on Perspectives: the papal passion for soccer, Pope Francis discusses the meaning of life, S+L pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed. Check it out! ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: it’s the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori! We bring you details on our Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention coverage and take a look back on the impact of WYD, fro those who were there. ...read more
Founding an influential religious order, championing devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, the Blessed Mother, and the Sacred Heart, and mastering Catholic Moral Theology: these are but a few of the achievements that make the life and ministry of St. Alphonsus Liguori a true gift to the Church, both for his time and ours. St. Alphonsus ...read more
  Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis returns from Rio! We take a look at his final day in Brazil. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis visits the Varginha favela, holds an impromptu meeting with Argentinian youth, and takes the Papal Welcoming Ceremony by storm–literally! Plus a new archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, a tragic train accident in Spain, and a new director of the National Liturgy Office’s English Sector. ...read more
  Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis has arrived! The Holy Father touches down in Rio; we bring you your connection to all things WYD; Vancouver pilgrims on the week ahead; and the feast of Mary Magdalene, model of conversion. ...read more
  Tonight on Perspectives: Meet S+L Team Rio! Plus, Fr. Tom checks out Rio’s papal residence, Franciscan brothers and sisters await the Pope, and a new commission to oversee Vatican finances. ...read more